CHEEKY Piers Morgan rubbed salt in Boris Johnson’s wounds today with a giant TalkTV ad at Parliament.
The massive billboard promoting the TV star’s show drove past crowds gathered outside Downing Street as the PM faces being hit by a full-scale Cabinet coup with senior Ministers plotting to oust him tonight.
上推特, Piers promised tonight’s show would be a “cracker”.
He later tweeted: “Boris really may have to be dragged kicking and screaming out of No10.
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“In which case, I’d like to volunteer my civic duty and do it.”
It came after 38 Tory MPs including a slew of ministers resigned in protest at Mr Johnson’s battered leadership, which has spiralled since the Chris Pincher scandal.
Sun columnist Trevor Kavanagh last night told 码头: “Boris is basically finished, he’s done, he’s a dead man walking.”
他加了: “There is very little ground left for Boris to walk on and it is beginning to open up between his feet.
“The position is totally untenable and I do not see Boris lasting many more days, if he makes it to the weekend.”
But the PM remained defiant today and insisted at the Liaison Committee this evening he will “当然” be PM by tomorrow.
他 brushed off calls for him to quit tonight despite a full-scale Cabinet coup telling him the game was up and he should go.
Mr Johnson has been reeling from the Chris Pincher groping scandal first revealed by The Sun last Thursday.
The crisis hit boiling point in the past 24 hours when Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid both quit the Cabinet and called for him to go.
Previously loyal Conservative backbenchers also withdrew their support and demanded the PM steps down for the good of the party and country.
But in PMQs, Mr Johnson insisted he was staying – and would even soldier on to win the next election.
他说: “The job of a prime minister in difficult circumstances when he’s been handed a colossal mandate is to keep going – and that’s what I’m going to do.”
Sajid Javid kicked off the coup at 6.02pm on Tuesday night.
In a bombshell letter, the former Health Secretary told the PM he no longer believes government is competent or acting in the public’s best interest.
他说: “The country needs a strong and principled Conservative Party, and the Party is bigger than any one individual.
“I served you loyally and as a friend, but we all serve the country first. When made to choose between those loyalties there can only be one answer.”
Mr Javid was followed just minutes later by Tory leadership contender Rishi Sunak.
In a blistering attack the former Chancellor said: “The public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously.
“I recognise this may be my last ministerial job, but I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning.”
Mr Javid and Mr Sunak’s moves away from government were not coordinated.
But they triggered an onslaught of resignations from the lower two rungs of government.
Tory MPs are now united in believing the PM cannot go on any longer.